The program provides test data from member-selected sets of battery cells. The tests are selected based on their pre-competitiveness, applicability to application, and usefulness in comparing different technologies in the areas of:
- Performance and characterization
- Cycle life
Test data are provided in a private, independent, third-party laboratory format. All testing is conducted based on the recommended practices.
The SwRI EssEs-II Consortium consists of commercial participants and will run for a period of four years with an annual renewal option. The consortium format allows for cost sharing to a level equal to the number of participants, with the benefit of proprietary data to be shared only among participants.
Deliverables and Pricing
Program deliverables include:
- Semi-annual progress review meetings
- FTP secure server database access to test data
- Monthly progress reports
- Annual reports
- Full test results for each battery type per year
The consortium membership is $75,000 per year.